ordination

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 20, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Reading 2: 
Psalm 1
Reading 3: 
I John 5:9-13
Reading 4: 
John 17:6-19
By Jeanyne B Slettom

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

This text follows the general theme of legitimating the early Jesus movement via appeals to the Hebrew bible and the work of the Spirit. It also emphasizes continuity with Jewish history by reinforcing the number 12—12 disciples/apostles, 12 patriarchs, 12 tribes of Israel. A quick Internet search results in literally millions of sites that discuss the significance of “12” in numerology, mathematics, and the Bible.

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